Lee Turret Press

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  1. badbob85037

    badbob85037
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    My wife got it for me for Christmas. I have a couple sets of Lee dies and I have always liked their auto primmer. But this press leaves a lot to be desired. It came with a Lee Auto Disk powder measure. Reading the types of powder and what each disk will weigh out I found while one disk will put a charge to low the next disk in size will put the disk to high. It says it won't measure flake powder as it may under charge and tells you to hit it with a wood spoon. It also says when working up to a max load to weigh each charge. It goes on to say "Most of these loads are unusable for many cartridges" The first page of instruction start out saying "dispenses an exact charge."

    I have noticed the shell plate sometimes raises and rocks. All that a side what good is a turret press that can only hold one shell at a time? But I have it bolted to the bench just like I will use it and tell her what a great gift It even came with the greatest scale on earth, way better than the 3 RCBS's I have at least that's what Lee said. I haven't unboxed it yet.

    Maybe the Dillon press I have had for 20 years that has gone through 5 primer feeds, a rebuild that would have cost more than I paid for it, and replacing the charging die a powder measure when I kicked it coming out of my attic all done for free. They wouldn't even let me buy some decapping pin for it. But they did let me buy some primmer tubes for it so I wouldn't feel so bad. I hear the wife coming so I better get posting.
     
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    You appear to me to be obviously bashing Lee, when it was your wife that bought it for you. I would think that you being a Dillion fan for 20 years she would know better than to buy you anything Lee. So bottom line, I think you need blame yourself, not Lee, for your wife's ignorance.

    Me ? I've been using a Lee Turret Press for 20 years for loading hand gun, carbine, and even 30-06. It does just fine for my needs and I like the product. The Dillon's cost too much for what my shooting needs are. More power to you.
     
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  3. badbob85037

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    I have always liked Lee dies and you can't beat their old style auto primmer. There turret press is a different story No die should move after being squared in the tool head. But if the turret moves a good 1/8" up and down the sizing, crimp and bullet depth can't be constant and it sure don't add to the accuracy. Dillion has the best warranty I have ever had on anything and everything I have owned. It being right across town is also a big plus.Two things i'm sure of is my wife ain't ignorant and your reloads ain't accurate. Maybe if you moved to a state where you can shoot some of those rounds you would find that out.That's coming from someone born and raised there. Just don't tell anybody.
     
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